JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnamese delegation arrives at Olympic Village in Tokyo

Vietnamese delegation arrives at Olympic Village in Tokyo

Monday, July 19, 2021, 12:44 GMT+7
Vietnamese delegation arrives at Olympic Village in Tokyo
The Vietnamese sporting delegation waits to be transported to the Olympic Village in Tokyo, Japan, July 19, 2021. Photo: Thu Sam / Tuoi Tre

The Vietnamese delegation of 43 members to the Tokyo Olympics departed late on Sunday night and arrived at the athletes’ village in the Japanese capital on Monday morning.

All of the 43 members have been admitted to the Olympic Village after testing negative for the coronavirus as per local regulations.

The delegation comprises 18 athletes in gymnastics, athletics, swimming, shooting, taekwondo, archery, badminton, rowing, boxing, judo, and weightlifting, and two doctors, four officials, one reporter, and 18 coaches, experts, and team leaders.

They boarded flight JL752 that took off at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi at 11:20 pm on Sunday (Vietnam time) and landed at Narita International Airport in Tokyo at 6:00 am on Monday (Japan time).

Upon their arrival at Narita, they underwent rapid COVID-19 tests before being transported over 60km to the Olympic Village.

The Vietnamese sporting delegation queue for customs clearance procedure at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, July 19, 2021. Photo: Thu Sam / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese sporting delegation members queue for customs clearance at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, July 19, 2021. Photo: Thu Sam / Tuoi Tre

The delegation has been placed under quarantine for three days, after which the Vietnamese athletes can begin practicing for their competitions at the Games unless a member tests positive for the virus then.

The team has set a target to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, after being postponed for a year due to the global pandemic.

The Vietnamese government and sponsors have pledged to reward Vietnamese athletes with VND1.85 billion (US$80,450) for winning a gold medal, VND1.02 billion ($44,350) for claiming a silver medal, and VND640 million ($27,830) for scoring a bronze medal at the global sporting event.

Vietnam left the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with one gold and one silver medals in the men’s air pistol categories.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

Read more

Masterful Messi's late double sinks Arsenal

Barcelona's Lionel Messi broke free from Arsenal's shackles to score two late goals and put the Champions League holders on the brink of the quarter-finals with a clinical 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday

5 years ago



Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news